When Abbye and Selena of the design duo Wool & Pine asked if I was interested in carrying their new book in the new and improved Indie Untangled Shop, I didn’t hesitate. I had been a fan of their work and aesthetic before getting to know them better through their Untangling the Designer’s Studio session during Indie Untangled Everywhere in October, and am excited to get to work with them further next year (you’ll learn more in a few weeks!).
It also just so happens that I have stocked the shop with yarn that would be perfect for their designs. Here are some suggestions:
Sorrel and Broadleaf
The duo’s first sweater design features a blend of fingering-weight yarn and mohair. I recently opened preorders for Poseidon Mohair Silk from Greece-based dyer Lise of TréLiz. It’s available in her fiery Indie Untangled exclusive When You Play the Game of Indie… in Zeus Merino Single, as well as dark plum Bluebeard.
Both would look great together, but I love how the Bluebeard halo adds another dimension to the red/orange/pink fingering. It would also look lovely as the contrast in the brioche in Broadleaf.
This elegant colorwork yoke sweater was inspired by Downton Abbey, so what better yarn to use than skeins from UK dyer Countess Ablaze? Selena gave these color combos of Rebel Fingering (Superwash Merino, silk and yak) and Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone Sock (Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool and nylon) her seal of approval.
Scotch Broom, Summer Sorrel and Wild Wind
When You Play the Game of Indie… in Zeus Merino Single would of course be perfect for these tops, which make great use of those precious skeins of sock yarn.
Any of these would also be ideal for one of the wilder skeins of Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone Sock, such as Keep Calm and Knit On, Fun Fur Is Cool Again and I Like Yarn That Nobody Else Likes (pictured).